Eliza Robertson studied creative writing at the University of Victoria and the University of East Anglia, where she received the Man Booker Scholarship and Curtis Brown Prize. In 2013, she won the Commonwealth Short Story Prize and was shortlisted for the Journey Prize and CBC Short Story Prize. Her debut collection, Wallflowers, was shortlisted for the East Anglia Book Award, Danuta Gleed Short Story Prize and selected as a New York Times editor's choice. Her first novel, Demi-Gods, comes out with Penguin Canada and Bloomsbury this fall.

 Photo by  Ellie Gillard

Photo by Ellie Gillard

That's the official bio.

The unofficial bio goes something like this:

I'm a writer / teacher / astrologer-in-training.

My PhD is in rhythm.

My sun is in Sagittarius.

I also dance.